Cypress has a woody aroma and blends well with other woody oil, mint oils and citrus oils, especially grapefruit.
- Cypress has a calming and cooling effect on one who is angry or stressed; Can be used for someone who has suffered a major setback or tragedy
- It has a valuable effect on varicose veins and hemorrhoids
- Its astringent properties help to tighten up gums, muscles and the abdomen since astringency cause contraction. Can help prevent falling out of teeth and hair.
- Cypress helps in situations of excess fluids such as nosebleeds, heavy menstruation or heavy perspiration
- It is beneficial for the respiratory tract; Use in a vaporizer or steam inhalation for asthma, emphysema, or bronchitis.
- Inhaling a few drops on a handkerchief can help relieve an asthma attack and a few drops on a saucer at night can be used for prevention.
- Rub on the chest for a spasmodic cough; Is also an expectorant
- Used in a bath or a massage, it can help alleviate symptoms and signs of arthritis, menopause, varicose veins, cellulite and cramps
- Used in a cold compress it will help stop a nosebleed
- As an astringent and deodorant, used in a foot bath it will control perspiration
- Cypress is a diuretic and will increase urination in frequency and quantity
- It is very good for the liver
- Wound healing - Can be used as an anti septic on external wounds
- Cypress is a base note
Cypress was my very first essential oil. I would use a drop each day as I sat down to meditate to help me focus. Thank you Cypress!
Note: Should not be used when pregnant.